Sun Also Rises
Lady Brett as a ?Modern Woman?
?Brett was damned good-looking. She wore a slipover jersey sweater and a tweed skirt, and her hair was brushed back like a boy?s (Hemingway 29-30).? This was not a normal look for a lady at the time and Hemingway is using this to give the reader a feel how the ?modern woman? looks. Brett stands out as the type of girl that all men would love to take home with them and, she knows it. Brett denies the only man she truly loves, distances herself from another man in which she shares a short-lived love affair, breaks it off with a bullfighter for whom she fell, and plans to marry a man for superficial reasons. Hemingway?s condemnation of Brett and the ?modern woman? are shown through her relationships with Jake, Mike, Robert, and Pedro.
In the first pages of the novel, we are introduced to Robert Cohn. Cohn is a middle-aged Jewish writer with a dream of one day going to South America in order to get away from Paris. As soon as Brett is introduced into Cohn?s life, he forgets all about his dream because it is
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